This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all drawing enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. It begins with advice on a wide variety of drawing media including graphite and coloured pencils, charcoal, chalks, pastels, conte crayons, water soluble pencils and various pens. It goes on to explore the various techniques that can be used with these media from making marks and creating tone and texture to mixing and overlaying colours. There is detailed, specific advice on drawing landscapes, trees and pets, with step-by-step demonstrations for readers to follow. Each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational drawings by the five featured artists, in a rich variety of styles.
Comprises material from the Leisure Arts series:
Basic Drawing Techniques (9780855328429)
Drawing Landscapes (9780855328467)
Drawing Trees (9780855325824)
Drawing Pets (9780855325565)
Water Soluble Pencils (9780855329631)
Richard Box is a practising artist and professional embroiderer. He studied painting at Goldsmiths School of Art in London. Soon afterwards he developed a love of textiles, which led him to experiment with machine embroidery and fabric collage. He spends his time teaching and lecturing on both of his two areas of expertise. He has written a number of books on art instruction and embroidery, he has appeared on television and he writes regularly for specialist magazines. Denis John-Naylor studied Natural History Illustration at Bournemouth College of Art and Wildlife Painting at Swansea Institute. He is a self-employed consultant and a part-time teacher of watercolour, pencil, acrylic and oil painting in adult education. His hobbies include plein air painting, reading biographies and listening to music.
1) Five respected and well-loved authors share their expertise, offering a wide variety of styles for readers to admire and emulate. 2) A comprehensive guide to drawing, including many drawing media, techniques, styles and subjects. 3) Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions make drawing accessible for beginners as well as more experienced painters.